Hippocampus haema

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Hippocampus haema
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Syngnathidae
Genus: Hippocampus
H. haema
Binomial name
Hippocampus haema
Han, Kim, Kai & Senou, 2017

Hippocampus haema, the Korean seahorse, is a seahorse of the family Syngnathidae native to the northern Pacific Ocean (Korea Strait and Sea of Japan), and it usually lives among Sargassum. The Korean seahorse is the most common seahorse in Korean waters so that the scientific name "haema" is named from 'seahorse' in Korean. The Japanese name 'Himetatsu' is derived from its smaller shape such as body and coronet rather than the shape of crowned seahorse (Hippocampus coronatus).[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Anderson, Natali (27 November 2017). "Marine Biologists Discover New Species of Seahorse: Hippocampus haema". Sci-News. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Seahorses of the Hippocampus coronatus complex (Teleostei, Syngnathidae): Taxonomic Revision, and Description of Hippocampus haema, A New Species from Korea and Japan". Novataxa. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  3. ^ Han, Sang-Yun; Kim, Jin-Koo; Kai, Yoshiaki; Senou, Hiroshi (2017-10-30). "Seahorses of the Hippocampus coronatus complex: taxonomic revision, and description of Hippocampus haema, a new species from Korea and Japan (Teleostei, Syngnathidae)". ZooKeys. 712: 113–139. doi:10.3897/zookeys.712.14955. ISSN 1313-2970. PMC 5704180. PMID 29187790.